"As a kid I used to love playing city-building games, games like SimCity 2000. I’d make a huge city, give my citizens a sense of security and safety, let them know just how much of a good mayor I am and that they’re in safe hands. This would all last roughly a day before I pressed the wrong button and my city, named curiously “Brettpotainia,” would descend into total anarchy as a massive alien ship lay waste to it.
All throughout my city-building hobby I’d always wanted to be able to explore my cities from a citizen’s perspective, as opposed to the top-down isometric view the game was limited too, so upon discovering Machi-ing Maker 4 on the PS3 I jumped at the opportunity to play the game. I really enjoyed the simplicity of it all; it wasn’t an economic mayor simulator but more an arcadey city-building game." - Brett Seeney 8/10